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On-Premise Sales Representative -Redwood City, CA

Well-established distributor of fine wines, handcrafted beers & spirits seeking an On-Premise Sales Representative with Intermediate Product Knowledge covering the following area(s):

Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Carlos

Position Description:

Develops new prospects and maintains contact with customers to sell the company’s products.  Solicits and receives orders for products by phone or personally from customers or company employees, and then performs certain procedures before orders can be filled.  Requires sales experience in addition to an extensive knowledge of the company’s products, and marketing techniques.  The position is assigned to a particular region or geographic area.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned or requested:

  • Directs sales campaigns in existing and new territories with Company products visiting 8-10 customers daily
  • Follows the Company policies for price quotations and availability of product to customers
  • Facilitates product sales on selected items/brands within a pre-determined period, meeting monthly and yearly sales goals and objectives
  • Works in collaboration with Company supplier partners in achieving pre-determined monthly and yearly sales objectives (customer rides-with)
  • Develops new accounts through cold-calling on prospective new customers
  • Attend monthly team and general sales meetings, including educational seminars on new or existing products
  • Plans, designs, and conducts educational product presentations, such as, wine dinners to promote a new product or to present new promotional opportunities to customers
  • Reviews and is responsible for product orders, sales activities, commission reports, invoices on products ordered, monthly mileage and expense account (if applicable)
  • Follows ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control) regulations to be in compliance
  • Performs will-call activities when required: Picking up product and delivering the product to customers
  • Investigates customers’ complaints to ensure resolution of product delivery and pricing accuracy
  • Responsible for timely response (within 24 hours) on all communications within the company or with outside business sources

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Product knowledge 
  • Four-year college degree or equivalent
  • Strong business, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to make a strong business case without “over-selling”
  • Innovative and proactive
  • Highly adaptable and comfortable with change
  • Demonstrates a commitment to doing it “the right way” with a high level of attention to detail and high personal standards of performance
  • Progressive sales experience preferably in the beverage industry
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Residing within a 10-15 miles radius of the territory is preferable
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